Metals and minerals industry

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives at the Fort Bragg courtroom facility for a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 12:35 pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Two military agents are testifying that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl helped them understand insurgents better and provided a "gold mine" of information after he was returned in a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2010, file photo, a mine employee stands in the entry of the Signal Peak Energy's Bull Mountain mine in Roundup, Mont. Attorneys for the coal mine are due in court this week to press a judge to reverse an order they say would prompt dozens of layoffs by blocking the mine's expansion plans. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy scheduled a Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 hearing in Missoula in the case involving the mine. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne,File)
October 30, 2017 - 1:38 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for a large Montana coal mine are due in court this week to press a judge to reverse an order that could prompt dozens of layoffs by blocking the mine's plans to expand. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy has scheduled a Tuesday hearing in Missoula to hear arguments...
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October 26, 2017 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, but new data from the federal agency that tracks employment growth suggests blue-collar job seekers would do better to look to clean energy. According to projections released this week by the Bureau of...
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October 22, 2017 - 7:10 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. The remote town of Oranjemund, which lies in a diamond-mining area called the Sperrgebiet, or "prohibited area" in German,...
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October 20, 2017 - 11:10 am
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The retired coal company executive from West Virginia chosen by President Trump to oversee U.S. mining safety says his first priority is preventing people from getting hurt and that he replaced the managers of a mine plagued by safety violations in 2010 and 2011 where a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, Kobe Steel President and CEO Hiroya Kawasaki reacts as he listens a questions during a press conference in Tokyo. Japanese automakers have confirmed use of Kobe Steel products affected by fake inspection data, but say they have found no safety concerns so far.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
October 20, 2017 - 1:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's industrial standards inspection agency has searched offices of metals maker Kobe Steel as investigations into falsified data on its products widen. Japan's national broadcaster NHK and other media said Friday that the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee was conducting...
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October 18, 2017 - 5:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has recommended that companies suspend use of Kobe Steel products when possible. The recommendation on the agency's website follows the company's admission that it has faked inspections data on products sold to hundreds of companies. The agency said...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 25, 2017, file photo, an assembly line laborer works alongside a collaborative robot, left, on a chainsaw production line at the Stihl Inc. production plant in Virginia Beach, Va. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for September. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 17, 2017 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose a solid 0.3 percent in September, but the increase was limited due to the lingering damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that the storms, which struck the Gulf Coast and Florida, held down industrial output by 0...
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October 17, 2017 - 9:28 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say a coal mine has collapsed in southeast Turkey, killing at least four miners. Rescuers were trying to reach one other mine worker who is still trapped inside. The private Dogan news agency said the mine located in the province of Sirnak — bordering...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, as a New Year's rally runs out of gas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 13, 2017 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday to wrap up a subdued week, and technology companies did most of the heavy lifting. Investors were also pleased to see that shoppers spent more money in September. Printer and PC maker HP sent technology companies higher after releasing a...
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